Plane crashes in Isle of Wight while attempting to land

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 17:31:46-04

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. - State Police are investigating a plane crash that took place Monday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., police were called to investigate a plane crash on Iron Mine Springs Road in Isle of Wight.

A glider, an aircraft that is pulled behind another aircraft until released to glide on air currents, was attempting to land in a grassy field when it lost altitude due to displacement of air currents and crashed in a pine tree thicket, police say.

The pilot, 78-year-old Raymond Douglas Blake Jr., was not injured.